L'Alternativa 2020 goes hybrid: in person and online

This year the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l'Alternativa, reaches its 27th edition. From 16 to 29 November, you'll be able to access the Festival in two ways: in person at a range of venues across Barcelona and online on Filmin.

We champion creative freedom and innovation with an aesthetic flair and an ethical streak

Film buffs and professionals will once again have a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy screenings and activities that value creative freedom, diversity, innovation, commitment and thought-provoking reflection.

L'Alternativa has three competition sections in l'Alternativa Official [2019]: Spanish Films, International Feature Films and International Short Films. L'Alternativa Parallel [2019] presents tributes, premieres, little-known films, work by new directors and a programme of family screenings [2019]. And l'Alternativa Hall [2019] offers a rich, varied programme of free screenings, performances and debates in the CCCB Hall.

Spaces for meetings, reflection, learning, participation and celebration

Alongside the screenings, l'Alternativa Activities includes masterclasses, debates with creators, panel discussions, a symposium, creative workshops for children and grownups and Film Schools seminars. In addition, l'Alternativa Professionals will be holding the 11th Professional Symposium [2019] and the 8th Mentoring Projects.